Now 3 weeks ago they stopped laying or so we thought. They had been wonderful and laying all the time in the box we very nicely provided for them... then they suddenly stopped.
Today we found out why! We lost Chicken Little, looked everywhere for her when my father noticed a bit of white under a bush!
She was nesting! On a pile of eggs that would have to be at least a couple of weeks old!
So now we know that they didn't go off the lay ... they have been laying under a bush. So now there is a brick under the bush and we need to go find a fake egg to put in the laying box. At least this explains our dilemma.
Just thought you might be interested in the fun of having chickens that wander the yard.